/ Gearing for Crib Goch

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AlunP - on 17 Sep 2012
I'm looking for gearing advice for the Snowdon Horseshoe ;-)

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/need_to_read/2012/09/13/dangerous-snowdonia-ridge-shows-up-as-bike-r...

I think the level section to the pinnacles would be fine on a 26 cassette but there's a bit of a step on the north ridge that may warrant something bigger?

And how do scrambling grades match up with TdF climbing grades?

Grade 1 = HC
Grade 2 = MD (mon Dieu) etc
LastBoyScout on 17 Sep 2012
In reply to AlunP:

Sod the gearing - I'd be practicing balance and bunny-hopping skills!
EeeByGum - on 17 Sep 2012
In reply to AlunP: I must admit that since humans managed to opt out of natural selection, mistakes like this are a welcome breath of fresh air for the eejits that will see this on the map - decide to do it and then despite all the terrain suggesting otherwise, decide to carry on regardless.
Jim Lancs - on 17 Sep 2012
Ah brilliant - another opportunity to trot out the usual guff that follows any question about gearing!

"Twenty six! Twenty six! Pah! When I was a lad I was considerably harder than you. I rode up everything with a 12-18. I once fitted a 21, but that was for a club ride up Engineer's Slab. Didn't even have to get oujt of the saddle . . . . ad nauseum "
Turdus torquatus on 17 Sep 2012
In reply to AlunP:

The chap who did the Aonach Eagach with his bike might be able to help:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=429405
itsThere on 17 Sep 2012
In reply to AlunP: from the orange facebook page, its not crib goch http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150778060058431&set=o.53663356166&type=3 would not want to fall, i will let you gess where it is
itsThere on 17 Sep 2012
SteveRi - on 17 Sep 2012
I think Ian Munro of this parish has done it? He might give some advice. I wouldn't think you'd need a triple though.
JLS on 17 Sep 2012
In reply to AlunP:

70" fixed (52x20 )
Mike Stretford - on 17 Sep 2012
In reply to AlunP: My memory is a bit fuzzy but I'm sure I did it in the late 80s on a Raleigh Grifter.
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Stone Muppet - on 17 Sep 2012
Someone point Danny Mac at this thread

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